Neutralize(無化します)

多様性の名のもと、さまざまな言葉でラベリング/カテゴライズすることで「私」が余計に曖昧になりながら消費される現代において、自分自身というのは本当に存在するのか疑問を抱く。職業や肩書き、評価では「私」を定義することはできず、では、本当の「私」を位置付ける一般的で包括的な場はどこにあるのか。京都でのアーティストインレジデンスでは日本人の最初の哲学者、西田幾多郎を中心にリサーチした。デカルトの方法的懐疑やハイデガーの存在論と、西田の無の思想を対比し、即日の理論のごとくカオスな配色を無化することによって逆説的に「私」のありかを振り返る。

In today’s world, where “I” is consumed with unnecessary ambiguity by labeling/categorizing with various words in the name of diversity, I question whether there really is such a thing as myself. Occupations, titles, and evaluations cannot define the “I.” Then, where is the general and comprehensive place to locate the real “I”? During my artist-in-residence in Kyoto, I researched mainly Kitaro Nishida who is the first Japanese philosopher. By contrasting Descartes’ methodical skepticism and Heidegger’s ontology with Nishida’s idea of nothingness, and by neutralizing chaotic color schemes as in the theory of the instant, I paradoxically reflect on the location of the “I.

“Neutralize(無化します)#15 “
2021, 22.7 x 15.8 ㎝, Acrylic, silver plate on canvas

 

“Neutralize(無化します)#2 “
2021, 91 x 72.7 cm, Acrylic, silver plate on canvas(Left)

 “Neutralize(無化します)#1 “
2021, 91 x 72.7 cm, Acrylic, silver plate on canvas(Right)

 

 “meditation #21 “
2020, 27.3 x 22 cm, Acrylic, oil on canvas(Left)

 “Neutralize(無化します)#11 “
2021, 27.3 x 22 cm, Acrylic, silver plate on canvas(Right)

 

 “meditation #61 “
2021, 22.7 x 15.8 cm, Acrylic, oil on canvas (Left)

 “Neutralize(無化します)#13 “
2021, 22.7 x 15.8 cm, Acrylic, silver plate on canvas (Right)